David Aitcheson - KB3EFS
kb3efs at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 19 07:47:51 CDT 2007
If my memmory doesn't have to much bit-rot... I think Catonsville needs
a tone to get into it. The guys at LARC would know. But give them a
few days to recover, they just lost N3TZA to "SK" status. Also ask if
the Jessup repeater system has a 6m side to the 2m/1.25m/.7m complex.
Dave - KB3EFS - FN24bi
--- Gary Chatters <gc-ar-l at garychatters.com> wrote:
> Tom Azlin, N4ZPT wrote:
> > There is one 6 meter repeater up in Maryland, the MARC 53.270
> > that we were using for an activity night. Was some activity before
> > summer simplex on 52.51 just below the 52.525 calling frequency.
> > 73. Tom
> There should be a small increase in 6M activity on the north side of
> Potomac in the near future. A small group of us who frequent the
> Goddard ARC repeater have been buying and converting old commercial
> radios to 6M and 10M. The primary model of interest is the Motorola
> Syntor X. This is a heavy trunk mount style radio capable of 110
> output. One feature of particular interest is the fact that it is
> rather broadband and will cover both 6M and 10M. You can program in
> both 6M and 10M channels and switch between them without any
> The antenna is more of a problem.
> The Syntor X uses EEPROM modules for programming. Thus, it is
> to have a EEPROM programmer and you have to compute the bit patterns.
> But you do not need any Motorola software. More recently some of us
> have been working on the Syntor X9000. This version is software
> programmable. It has an advantage in having an 11 character
> alphanumeric display so you can program in something indicative of
> actual frequency rather than just having a channel number.
> We have been working on these for quite some time and are just now
> getting to the point of actually using them. One guy recently
> one in his van. One has his set up in his car up in Pennsylvania. I
> occasionally getting on from home and will eventually get one in the
> We are only starting to learn about the level of activity. Here is
> current impression:
> Use of simplex seems to be more popular on 6M than on 2M ("seems" as
> I can not really quantify it yet). The national simplex frequency,
> 52.525 MHz, has some activity here in Maryland and I have heard one
> two users down in Virginia.
> Here are the repeaters that I have been able to keyup from Greenbelt.
> 51.86 Fredericksburg
> 53.13 Alexandria
> 53.25 Ashton
> 53.27 MARC Germantown
> I have also heard activity on 53.47 Catonsville, but can not key it
> One of the other guys has keyed up the 53.09 Westminster system.
> > Mike O'Dell wrote:
> >> so is there a 6m repeater around, or is it all point-to-point?
> >> btw - i'm at a meeting with Jimmy Trebig - "Mr. Six Meters"
> >> his 6m eme station has four of the 70' boom M2 antennas
> >> mounted in a quad array on an M2 alt/az mount on a 125' tower.
> >> -mo
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